An end to Yahapalana curse is direly needed
Posted on June 11th, 2015

By Ajit Randeniya

Five months of corruption-ridden maladministration under the Yahapalanaya deception has been nothing short of a national disaster. The country is floating without effective national leadership and there are no resources to meet regular government financial commitments. Work in key development projects started by the previous government has been stalled on account of unsubstantiated charges of corruption, making thousands of workers jobless. The stock market is hitting new lows every passing week, and the price of imported goods will soon rise due to the fast depreciating rupee. The list of disasters destroying the country’s economy and national morale is growing by the day.

President Sirisena has demonstrated over the short span of five months that his ambition for higher office is not matched by executive management ability needed at the highest level. A hapless Sirisena and his equally incompetent unelected prime minister are responding with cynical political manoeuvres aimed at stemming the rebellion within the SLFP, but with no plans of economic reconstruction.

The political and economic morass the country is in demonstrates several key facts: firstly, the situation is making clear that the government misses the vital ingredient of democracy, popular backing or indeed a mandate. This is despite managing to win an election through the crunching of minority numbers; secondly, the gloss of Sirisena’s “virtues” – exaggerated by sycophants to the level of making him a Bodhisatva – have begun to dissipate under the weight of his hateful, immoral, illegal campaign of revenge against political opponents.

President Sirisena’s meeting Ranil Wickremesinghe and representatives of 49 NGOs including Rev Maduluwave Sobhitha that supported him at the presidential election gave clear indications that he seems to have finally realised that his support base lies not within the SLFP he nominally leads, but with fringe players whose level of noise is rarely matched by the numerical strength of the groups they claim to represent – as exemplified by the National Movement for a Just Society.

The last five months have showed that President Sirisena and the minority government he appointed does not possess a genuine desire – or the ability – to implement a national agenda with a vision for a sovereign, independent Sri Lanka in the 21st century. They seem to be preoccupied with “paying back” the groups that helped them steal power, and do the same in a negative way, to the forces that kept them out of power for decades with popular backing. Sources of the revenge mentality that has led the country to a desperate political and economic morass are found in the characters of Sirisena and Wickremesinghe and the origin of the Yahapalanaya fraud.

It has now been established without doubt that the Yahapalanaya “product” was developed and deployed under the aegis of the British, American, Canadian and Norwegian  embassies, by the cabal of rejected political hacks of the calibre of Chandrika Bandaranayake, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Rajitha Senaratne and of course their trump card, Maithripala Sirisena. The election “victory” – marginal at best – was gained thanks only to the rent-seeking minority groups and election-list related corruption in the North and the East by NGOs, with the acquiescence of key election officials.

The narrow election win however, could not disguise the longer term untenability of the power grab that occurred on January 8. The lack of a true popular base to sustain it, within or outside the parliament, made sure it was still-born.

President Sirisena’s obvious attempts to repay his debt to the groups that enabled him to realise his ambition at the expense of the SLFP – that has clearly justifiable claims to power than the ever-loosing, undemocratic UNP – has been the root cause of the political instability that has plagued the country. Sirisena’s attempts to undermine the SLFP in order to assist Ranil Wickremesinghe, clearly under the tutelage of Chandrika Bandaranayake, a woman driven only by relentless hatred of the former president Mahinda Rajapakse, shows poor political judgement that ensured the collapse of the Yahapalana fraud in the coming days.

The other major drive within the government has involved the recompense of the overseas sponsors of the conspiracy, spearheaded by the fashion-designer turned foreign policy impresario Mangala Samaraweera and his deputy “Ajith P” Perera. They appear to be on a shameless mission to align the Sri Lankan foreign policy with the neocon-driven, criminal, American foreign policies.

The nationally embarrassing levels of subservience of the two leaders to the British, American and other European leaders and governments point to a disturbingly unwitting parody of Rudyard Kipling’s portrayals of the colonised peoples as people incapable of surviving without the help of Europeans.

The account President Sirisena gave to the heads of media institutions, and to SLFP MPs, of his meetings with Queen Elizabeth and the British Prime Minister David Cameron revealed deeply-held colonial feelings of inferiority; His enthrallment with the opportunity to shake hands with a glove-less Elizabeth, and his astonishment over David Cameron opening his car door in front of 10 Downing Street (as per protocol) would have made Sri Lankans with any level of national pride cringe.

Right thinking Sri Lankans are entitled to the view that such deeply-held feelings of subservience shows profound ignorance of our national history, giving rise to fears that he will propel the country to accept the doctrines of the colonizer as intrinsically superior.

The foreign minister of the minority government has tried to justify his own crawling to America and the West as a foreign policy designed to “ regain” Sri Lanka’s position as a responsible and respected member of the international community, through engagement with the international community, to address issues of concern not only for Sri Lanka but for the global community as a whole; The language he used in pouring out such drivel was indistinguishable from the neocon press releases emanating from the US State Department.

Samaraweera’s orders to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to conduct regular briefings for foreign diplomats and the media to highlight the “achievements” of the Government and to outline future plans further demonstrates his reliance on foreign agents to stay in power; His promises to the international community of neocons that he would institute a domestic mechanism to inquire alleged war crimes by September shows a disturbing lack of national interests or common decency towards the armed forces of Sri Lanka. Samaraweera who seems to enjoy the perk of foreign travel immensely, also travels endlessly to the US and Europe to explain government actions on matters purely of internal governance.

Unbelievably, Ranil Wickremesinghe invited representatives from the most regressive neocolonial structures masquerading as International Media Associations including Article 19, Centre for Law and Democracy in Canada, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), George Soros’ Open Society Foundation, South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) for a briefing, ostensibly on the progress of his implementation of their agenda in Sri Lanka.

The saddest part about such kowtowing to America is the apparent total lack of an appreciation of the current status of geopolitical trends and events, and how best Sri Lanka should be utilising such trends to safeguard its own national interest.

In South and East Asian terms, America is currently struggling to maintain its hegemony in the region, against justifiable future claims by China. The disguised plot to maintain the status quo under a so-called “pivot to Asia” to contain China by fanning territory-related disputes China has with India and Japan have fallen flat with the election of the Narendra Modi government in India. Mr Modi who has long known the American neocon modus operandi has refused an alliance with America, wanting to maintain India’s strategic autonomy and no. And he is good friends with China and believes in a common future for India and China. China is also progressing with military, financial and other relations with Russia, keen to build up their own defences against the neocon provocations and vilifications.

Unperturbed by such emerging unfavourable trends, the US neocons are turning their attention to exploiting the “allies” Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines, and Vietnam and Thailand to help maintain a presence in Asia. They are now trying to escalate tensions between these countries and China by attempts to frame the routine territorial disputes in terms of Chinese “intimidation” to assert maritime claims, vowing to support the rights of small states to the legal uses of sea and air space.

By the first week of June, the US Defence Secretary Ash Carter worked overtime to escalate tensions by requesting the Pentagon for options that included sending US military ships and aircraft within 22 kilometres of Chinese territory to “assert freedom of navigation” in South China Sea. The hidden agenda is transparent.

Judging by the level of elation displayed to the visit of struggling US Foreign Secretary John Kerry to Sri Lanka however, – under the cover of Vesak celebrations – the Yahapalana lackeys appear to be oblivious to such trends unfavourable to America in Asia and globally. Cunningly as ever, the neocon agent Kerry stealthily followed his own agenda by meeting with the TNA soon after meeting with the lickspittles Sirisena and Wickremesinghe; He called for an investigation into the cases of “thousands” of missing Tamils and called for economic integration among countries in South and South East Asia. Then he left.

With clear signs that another member of the Bush family, Jeb Bush, is likely to become president in 2016, the Yahapalana cabal, if still in power, may decide to send a growling invitation for him to bless Sri Lanka with a visit. That prospect alone justifies all right thinking Sri Lankans working for an end to this curse ASAP.

19 Responses to “An end to Yahapalana curse is direly needed”

  1. Independent Says:

    2010 වසරේ සිට මේ දක්‌වා යාපනයේ හමුදා කඳවුරු 59 ක්‌ ඉවත් කර අක්‌කර 19,850 ක්‌ මුල් හිමිකරුවන්ට දීලා
    – යාපනය ආඥපති මේජර් ජෙනරාල් නන්දන උඩවත්ත

    සිරිමෙවන් කස්‌තුරිආරච්චි – යාපනයේ සිට

    මානුෂික මෙහෙයුමේ යුද ජයග්‍රහණයෙන් පසු 2010 වසරේ සිට මේ දක්‌වා යාපනය අර්ධද්වීපයේ හමුදා කඳවුරු 59 ක්‌ ඉවත්කර ඒවා පවත්වාගෙන ගිය අක්‌කර 19,850 ක්‌ මුල් පදිංචිකරුවන් වෙත ලබාදී ඇතැයි යාපනය ආරක්‌ෂක සේනා ආඥපති මේජර් ජෙනරාල් නන්දන උඩවත්ත මහතා ඊයේ (10 වැනිදා) පැවැසීය.

    හමුදා සේනාංක තුනක්‌ යටතේ පැවැති හමුදා කඳවුරු 152 ක්‌ අතරින් 59 ක්‌ ඉවත් කළ බවද හෙතෙම පැවැසීය.

    1996 වසරේ සිට පලාලි අධි ආරක්‌ෂිත කලාපයේ හමුදා කඳවුqරු පවත්වාගෙන ගිය අක්‌කර 6258 ක්‌ මුල් පදිංචි කරුවන්ට ලබාදී ඇතැයිද, අක්‌කර 11,629 ක්‌ව පැවැති පලාලි අධිආරක්‌ෂිත කලාපය දැන් අක්‌කර 5371 ක්‌ දක්‌වා අඩුවී ඇතැයිද ඒ මහතා කීවේය.

    2010 වසරේ ඔක්‌තෝබර් මස සිට මේ වන විට අදියර පහක්‌ යටතේ මෙම කඳවුරු ඉවත් කිරීම හා ඉඩම් භාරදීම සිදුකර ඇත. 2011 වසරේ අවසන් වරට සිව්වන අදියර ක්‍රියාත්මක වීමෙන් පසුව 2015.04.10 දින පස්‌වන අදියර යටත් අක්‌කර දහසක ප්‍රමාණයක්‌ මුල් පදිංචිකරුවන් වෙත භාරදුන් බවද ආඥපතිවරයා පැවැසීය.

  2. Kumari Says:

    The traitors (My3/RW/CBK) know the electorate has now realised the true intentions of the Yahapalanaya. That’s why the parliamentary elections are not announced yet. Now they will do their best (with the advice from enemies) to hold on to power as long as they can, so that the division of the country is completed.

    I wonder what other options are available to the general public?

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    Kumari,

    A MILITARY TAKEOVER is the ONLY way to save SL.

    But there are other FORCES at play as well.

    Look at the chessboard (why is that only humble Lorenzo does this???).

    SF’s BEST BUDDY Jagath Dias (the greatest battlefield hero of SL) is army CHIEF OF STAFF. That is the SECOND IN COMMAND. IF the army commander is out action (for whatever reason) he becomes the army commander. Then it is showtime!

    MR needs a STRATEGIC THINKER.

  4. Christie Says:

    “China by fanning territory-related disputes China has with India and Japan have fallen flat with the election of the Narendra Modi government in India. Mr Modi who has long known the American neocon modus operandi has refused an alliance with America, wanting to maintain India’s strategic autonomy and no. And he is good friends with China and believes in a common future for India and China”

    You talk about neocon but not about con or colonialists in the country of Sinhalese. All these Indian colonists have come since 1792 with the British. US got its fingers all over the place. But in the case of Sinhalese It is India and Indians. Indian Imperialists are going to build more than hundred thousand houses in the island for Indian in the North and in the Hill country. Please open your eyes, ears and nose and mind before sucking to Indian Colonists and Imperialists and Indian Empire. US got its finger everywhere, but it does not mean they are as bad as Indian Imperialists.

  5. Kumari Says:

    Lorenzo,

    I am not for a military takeover for the simple reason, the military minds may not know how to run the country, especially the economy.

    To be frank, I love to see a Charie Hebdo and rid the country of these sinners. Sanity can come back to the country. Sri Lanka deserves way better than these traitors.

  6. Fran Diaz Says:

    What is despicable is the way the new illegal govt approaches the current set of problems. No one has ever seen a country laid so low in self esteem, self respect in the most ugly fashion.

    They have avoided the REAL issue which is the CASTE PROBLEM of Tamil Nadu impinging on Lanka and used by Tamil leaders and foreign sources to form a separate State for Tamils only. Such a move would have huge negative repercussions for the entire region, not only India and Lanka.

    Why not the new govt suggest that Tamil Nadu issue new Birth Certificates sans caste ?
    Such an act may offset all the despicable acts they have done so far.

  7. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    LORENZO !! I CONCUR. LETS DO IT TOGETHER.

  8. RohanJay Says:

    Ajith Randeniya wrote:” With clear signs that another member of the Bush family, Jeb Bush, is likely to become president in 2016,…”
    That’s wrong because US Presidents and UK Prime Ministers are handpicked by the Bilderberg Group. Then the Bilderberg Group having made thier choice pour their millions of dollars into the US candidate of their choice.
    For 2016 the Bilderberg Group have chosen HILLARY CLINTON. This means Jeb Bush will not become president. If anyone is going to win int 2016 it will be Hillary Clinton because she is the choice of the Bilderberg Group not Jeb Bush. Ajith Randeniya should research the Bilderberg Group. No the Bilderberg Group is not a conspiracy theory. They actually exist. Jesse Ventura sheds more light on the Bilderberg Group on his TV show Conspiracy Theory which was aired in the US in 2009.
    Link here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC8BlVnFSOA

  9. Lorenzo Says:

    Kumari,

    What you say is CONTRADICTORY.

    “I am not for a military takeover”
    “To be frank, I love to see a Charie Hebdo”

    Its the same thing (leave out unimportant differences).

    The military can run the economy WAY BETTER than YAAPA(LA)NAYA crooks!! IF NOT they will appoint someone who CAN. The military rule will DEPEND on a HAPPY people. IF people are NOT happy, NO military can run the country. For that they will MAKE SURE people’s economy is GOOD.

    By getting rid of POLITICIANS and ANNUAL ELECTIONS (yes every year), SL can save $3 BILLION every year.

    Presidents cost = $25 million
    Ministers cost = 50 x $10 million = $500 million
    Other MPs cost = 175 x $1 million = $175 million
    Election cost = $200 million
    PC crooks cost = 450 x $2 million = $900 million
    Free meal to MPs cost = 225MPs x 3 meals a day x $50 a meal x 300 days = $10 million
    Foreign trips cost = 1,000 trips a year x $10,000 = $10 million
    Corruption per year (COPE report) = $650 million (VERY VERY conservative number!!!)
    Political appointments to govt. jobs, schools, etc. = $500 million

    TOTAL = $3 billion

  10. Lorenzo Says:

    Thanks SW. You are a TRUE patriot.

    This stupid election thing was introduced by the BRITISH to SL.
    Do you honestly think they LOVED SLs?? NO! Look what it did to SL!! No one can win an election in SL NOW (after the war) without LTTE and AQ votes.

    Look what elections have done to UK. Now BOTH UK parties go after LTTE and AQ terrorists for votes!! As their population grows faster, in future they will have to beg them to win an election.

    When dictators (kings) ruled SL, they built tanks for water, food production, etc. HOW MANY such tanks did our losers build after 1950? Nothing! If they do they will rob $1 billion from it. What good did elections do to SL?

    We need elections in the long term but within a framework of ACCOUNTABLE AND LEAN GOVERNANCE.

    Our military men sacrificed their lives, limbs, blood, etc. to save us. How can we NOT trust them to save SL from crooked politicians and LTTE and AQ KING MAKERS?

  11. ranjit Says:

    Yes End to Jarapalanaya is a must. End to Ranil’s behavior is a must.End to Choura’s interference in to Govt affairs is a must. All in all end to end this type of Governing is a must. Parliament has become a joker’s paradise with the great Jokers like Ranil,Kiriella,Ravi in attendance. We need a strict disciplined lot as representatives in the next Parliament.To achieve that goal we the citizens must use our heads wisely and select people who really loves the Motherland and who can solve our day today problems without giving in to western and Indian pressure. After the war I was very happy because no bombs or even a sound of a bomb but now we can hear in the distance that something is going to happen and I fear for that because I love life.

    I agree with Lorenzo 75% to have a Military Govt instead of civilian because of strict discipline they have. We need Discipline in the Govt not people who acts like gangsters and rowdies,pimps and alcoholics. Ending the war was not an easy one.When so many leaders failed MR did it in four years and we should appreciate what he achieved as the Commandeering Chief without giving in for pressure and bulling tactics of the west and Indian Parasites. War heroes were treated like true heroes during MR tenure in office but now they were treated like dogs keeping them in barracks doing nothing. Current leaders who are shy to tell the citizens that they are Sinhalese Buddhist are trying to portray to outsiders that they are the true lovers of this land but the ordinary people of this country very well knows and understands their crooked evil motives and plans. We need to rally unitedly as Sri Lankans to save our Motherland for the second time from all our enemies within and outside as we are facing a grave situation due to this Jarapalanaya with Ranil/Sira/Choura as leading actors.

  12. Kumari Says:

    For me the best form of government is the one in China. The governing council elects a president for 10 years. The leaders (I don’t want to use the term politicians as it is such a cheap word) don’t have to beg for votes from the general public. The set of problems leaders of any country face will not be understood by the general public. You need dedicated, wise set of people with a vision to know where the country is today and where you want it in the future. In Lankaweb pages itself, I read a detailed article on the Chinese system of government written by a former Secretary under Mrs. Sirimawo (believe it was Nath Amarakone).

    Do anything and rid mother Lanka of these traitors, sooner the better. Didn’t expect the hard won peace and prosperity would be so short lived.

  13. Lorenzo Says:

    “Do anything and rid mother Lanka of these traitors, sooner the better.”

    Now you are talking.

    If 38% of SLs demand this, we are through. TRUE SLs are only 75% of the population (including Singhalese and good Tamils and Muslims). 38% is the majority of them. That is all we need.

    The key word is ANYTHING. Out of desperation more and more people are coming to this position every day.

  14. Fran Diaz Says:

    Any Military takeover of any country means a head on clash with the entire west !! Invitation to big trouble, isn’t it ? History has proved the point !

  15. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    ANYTHING GOOD FOR SL means a head on clash with the entire west.

    We must do what is good for SL not for west.

    Look at Maldives.

  16. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    LORENZO !! CONSENSUS IS BUILDING UP. Good we want to see action. There will be no head on clash. Bring China back to where they were in Sri Lanka. They are our true friends. BRICS, yes we need them. Action Time.

  17. Lorenzo Says:

    Action time it is SW.

    You and I can see LIGHT YEARS AHEAD, MOST people can’t see even what happens today!

    CONSENSUS will build up even faster AFTER they are convinced that 2015 PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS are useless. We need only 38%+ support.

    It is happening!!

  18. Independent Says:

    “You and I can see LIGHT YEARS AHEAD, MOST people can’t see even what happens today!”

    Light year = 1/3 Solar Years (Nov 2014 – March 2015)

  19. SA Kumar Says:

    Any Military takeover of any country means a head on clash with the entire west !! Invitation to big trouble, isn’t it ? History has proved the point – that what whole plan for ! 2nd IPKF in mother Lanka over night .

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